ReedPop has just announced that this year’s New York Comic Con is expanding to four days. The show will run from October 13-16, with Thursday a day for academic programming, beginning at noon, and a “Preview Night” running from 4-7. Only 10,000 tickets will be sold for all four days — nearly 100,000 people attended the 2010 show, according to show runner Lance Fensterman.

New York Comic Con has experienced exponential growth since it was launched in 2006, and our expansion into a fourth day now will allow the show to accommodate even more attendees and provide additional programming and business opportunity for the artists, creators, and exhibitors who are the foundation of the show’s success. (And, never far from our mind, the fourth day will allow NYCC to expand overall, but better manage and limit crowds on each, individual day.)

There will be no single-day tickets available for Thursday.

From where we sit, this is a fine idea — there are certainly enough people who come to the show to warrant a preview night and the early Friday morning “pros only” show never really got into the swing of things, and a “preview night” with limited public participation and industry programming sounds like the ideal day of schmoozing people need.

Unmentioned: where ICv2’s traditional Thursday conference will go


  1. I decided against going last year since I was feeling pretty con-ed out at that point (especially for big ones) but as it’s so much closer than San Diego … well, it may be a good option this year. I’m guessing a lot of people might feel the same.

    It’s a long way off, though, so we’ll see.

  2. Damn! Good news though, I guess, even with this being the last big sendoff of comic cons of the year, even I thought people would be a bit weary of them at the end of the year, but last year was crazy!

    So, I guess it’s good to expand for more potential fun and all.